Posts Tagged ‘Nvidia Linux mining

There are a number of Linux-based mining distributions available out there, but most of them do have some limitation or a drawback or maybe are not very user friendly for non-advanced users. Hive OS is a relatively new Linux based mining platform that is trying to change that and offer a single package for all your GPU and even Bitmain ASIC miners for easy deployment, monitoring and control. The installation of the OS on any AMD or Nvidia GPU mining rig is quick and easy and then you take control from the cloud via a convenient web-based user interface, so no need to remotely login to each system and manage it or monitor it this way. The Hive OS comes with most popular miners for AMD and Nvidia GPUs for many algorithms and they are maintained, though you can add miners yourself as well without the need to compile them yourself from source. The mining platform is ideal for people with more than just a few mining rigs or ASIC miners as it allows you to easily monitor their operation and control them if needed including overclocking or underclocking to optimize them for efficiency or performance.

Hive OS is free to try and use for small miners with up to 3 mining rigs with some limitations, when you go above 3 mining rigs there is a fee of 3$ per mining rig per month that you need to pay in order to continue using the software. The good thing is that you can register and try it for free and if it works for your needs and covers your requirements you can then start deploying it on a large mining farm for example. Do note that there are different clients available for Linux GPU mining rigs, ASIC miners and now there is also even a beta version available for Windows, so you may want to try that as well. The Hive OS ASIC client currently supports Antminer S9, S9i, L3+, L3++, D3, A3, T9+ and Z9-Mini and it needs to be installed via SSH to every single device you want to use with Hive OS. The Linux distribution of Hive OS can be used with a USB flash drive, no need to install it on a hard drive or and SSD. It is a full featured operating system intended for mining, unlike the Hive OS clients for ASICs or for Windows that do need the host operating system already installed and work on top of it.

For more information and to try out the Hive OS Linux GPU mining platform yourself…

There is a new Linux-based distribution for Ethereum (ETH) mining for Nvidia GPUs available called XMOD that you might want to check out if you are using Windows as a mining OS. XMOS fully supports Nvidia GPU including overclocking and although it might work on AMD GPUs as well, it lacks overclocking support included, so probably not the best choice for mining on AMD GPUs as you will not be able to optimize them effectively for ETH mining. Currently XMOS only supports Ethereum mining using the official ethminer (supporting both AMD and Nvidia GPUs) and there is no developer fee included. The mining distribution is based on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS and all should fit on a single 8GB or larger USB flash drive, so you can use that directly to boot and start mining. There is no graphical interface, everything is being controlled via a terminal windows and you can SSH to the mining rig to monitor it, so this may not be very convenient for larger mining operations for monitoring and control. Still it might be interesting to check out and try, especially for people that are not much into Linux for mining and if it continues to be developed further it could turn up into an even more interesting alternative to what is already available as Linux-based mining OSes.

For more details about the XMOS Lightweight Linux-based ETH Mining OS for Nvidia GPUs..

kopiemtu

KopiemTu is an Lubuntu Linux-based mining distribution for Nvidia GPUs that has been available for quite some time already. The latest KopiemTu 3.0 that was just released however brings support for the latest generation of Nvidia Pascal-based GPUs – the GTX 1000 series. It comes with CUDA 8.0 support and GeForce GTX 370.28 driver, including support for overclocking or underclocking some GTX 1×00 GPUs. The whole mining distribution should fit on a 16GB USB flash drive making it easier to deploy and use without the need of a dedicated hard drive for the mining rig. There is a simple yet convenient web-based monitoring of your mining rigs activity available, so it is easy to keep track of them without the need to connect to each and every one of them. The distribution relies on ccMiner and the default version is apparently compiled for Pascal GPUs, though you can apparently easily configure it to be used with older Nvidia GPUs.

For more details about the new KopiemTu 3.0 Nvidia Linux mining distribution…


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